When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

Halting U.S. Financing for Coal Abroad

Blog Post | October 9, 2013 | Doug Norlen
This summer was big for our efforts to halt public financing for fossil fuel projects. In June, President Obama launched a Climate Action Plan that calls for a partial ban...

What’s Up With China’s Air?

Blog Post | October 3, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
I hear that a lot these days from my friends in the U.S., along with expressions of concern for my health whenever I travel to China. It is nice...

Lawsuit Challenges Federal Financing of Coal Exports

Press Release | July 31, 2013
Suit charges taxpayer-backed U.S. Export-Import Bank with failure to assess environmental impacts of its dirty-fuel exports

Symbol of Environmental Mismanagement in Russia to Close

Blog Post | June 28, 2013 | Pacific Environment
Perhaps helped along by the foul odor emanating from the notorious Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev announced on a recent visit that the hugely...

Settlement Protects Marine Animals from Oil-Spill Disperants

Press Release | May 30, 2013
A court settlement filed today requires the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that toxic oil-dispersing chemicals used in federal waters off California will not...

Among Coal’s Toxic Emissions

Blog Post | May 3, 2013 | Zhao Zhong
On April 3, 2013, I met two girls playing outside their rural home in the Xigu District near Lanzhou, in Gansu Province, China. Like most kids, they were playful...